KSJC and Growing Traffic
Where and what is KSJC?
Norman Y Mineta International Airport (IATA: SJC) (ICAO: KSJC) is located in the bay area in Silicon Valley, California. It is around 30 miles south of the popular KSFO (San Francisco International Airport). Recently, the traffic in KSJC has been souring. New routes have been added very recently like WN1118 (Southwest 1118) nonstop from KSJC-KMCO.
In Infinite Flight, it is really underserved even though the amount of traffic in real life is growing and will keep on growing.
KSJC offers international flights to London, England (British Airways); Tokyo, Japan (ANA); Beijing, China (Hainan Airlines); Vancouver, Canada (Jazz Air which is a part of Air Canada); Frankfurt, Germany (Lufthansa); and parts of Mexico (Aeromexico, Volaris, and Alaska).
What is going on?
KSJC (Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport)(SJC) in Silicon Valley, California has announced that they are planning to expand its airport to accommodate the growing traffic. It will add 4 new gates to its Terminal B at the south end of the terminal. KSJC currently has 30 commercial gates with Gates 1-28 having boarding tunnels. Adding Gates 31-34 and yes, they will have boarding tunnels will allow airlines to wield greater flexibility in scheduling and delays would be reduced. San Jose’s director of aviation John Aitken stated, “With four more gates, our passengers will continue to enjoy the enhanced customer service levels they have come to expect from our facilities and operation.”
During the first three months of 2018, passenger traffic at KSJC soared by 18.5 percent compared to a similar period in 2017.
This project is expected to cost $50 million and the gates will be temporary, but they will last for 7 years. During the 7-year time period, airport officials will plan permanent gates and support facilities and will have them constructed in the near future.
What do I think of this?
I think this is a great idea for San Jose Airport to implement this. With more gates, delays won’t be as often and more airlines would be attracted to the airport. Maybe even more nonstop routes would be added.
When Gates 31-34 are added to KSJC, @Kilt_McHaggis and the IFAET better get to work on adding those new gates. XD
Today, Friday, May 11, 2018, KSJC is expected to have a record number of travelers, and that they advise for you to arrive 2 hours before your flight if you are flying out of KSJC today.
What do you guys think of these new gate additions and a record number of travelers?
Thanks for reading!